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Beginnings

4.7
4.7
483 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
A good meal or a perfectly poured drink, like a good book, can nourish the soul. And it's arguable that no profession loves a good libation more than the writer. As an ode to some of the greats we introduce Beginnings, a literary, culinary experience in Atlantic Beach, NY.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch/Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 2:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 239-7483

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Bryer

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event. Call the restaurant and ask for Ben, who can help you customize your menu to your tastes.

  • Private party facilities

    We ask for a 50 person confirmation to close the restaurant for private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach, New York

  • Cross street

    Broome

  • Parking details

    Onsite valet and street parking are both available.

  • Public transit

    MTA N33 bus stops on our corner. We are also a 5 minute cab ride from the Long Beach and Lawrence LIRR stations.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 483 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Gastro Pub

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  1. A

    Arna

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and bountiful. Service was terrific. A neighborhood gem.
  2. GG

    GinaG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place where everyone can find something. Food is delicious. Never disappoints. Great monthly calendar of activities and creative drinks.
  3. F

    Firefly

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant for a group to celebrate together. Very friendly, positive staff.
  4. b

    blfesq

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant! Fabulous meal, wonderful service, as always!! Beginnings is our “happy place.”
  5. SS

    StaceyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, almost like a speak easy! Our waitress was outstanding-personable, knowledgeable, attentive and funny. They acknowledged my husband’s birthday, without me having to ask.
  6. n

    nancym

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We will definitely be back!!
  7. C

    Chrisnic

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and service was stellar. Look forward to going back.
  8. d

    dggg

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    very varied menu and good food, but when they are busy it gets really loud.
  9. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with friends. Food and service always 5 star!
  10. G

    Gail

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a 91st birthday! Sat outside in booths, was wonderful. A bit of chill so we were given a tabletop heater. Perfect! Staff was attentive and friendly, food came out perfect. Overall a great dinner at beginnings!
  11. NH

    NHR2000

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent, creative dishes - went there to celebrate a special occasion. Noisy inside.
  12. M

    Mamamia

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  13. l

    long

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Food could have been better but we had a great time.
  14. PC

    PickyCuban

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cute place with relaxed atmosphere, good food with interesting menu, yummy drinks and great service! Our amazing waitress Elena was knowledgeable & helped to make our dining experience a personalized one.
  15. AL

    AllisonL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went there for pumpkin painting with peppa pig. The place was packed!! A little too pack, however we all had a good time. My son loved seeing Peppa Pig, the service was great and the food was good.
  16. RC

    RosemaryC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    10/15 sat. Very good service. Kitchen a little slow but fine for a Saturday nite. Food was delicious. We will be back
  17. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Obsessed with this restaurant! Food is amazing and the vibe is so cute!
  18. w

    whiskers

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I very much enjoyed our CT lobster rolls!
  19. k

    kristya

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theme dinners never disappoint! The bear menu was so delicious!! Every course was amazing! We live going to Beginning- always a treat!
  20. LG

    LisaG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time & it was great! Went with friends who also loved it. So much great food to choose from. Our server's name was Meghan & she was awesome. If you're trying to decide whether to go or not...run, don't walk to Beginnings. You'll love it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben and staff are always top notch..it’s our favorite date night restaurant, actually any occasion restaurant..always amazing!
  22. F

    Firefly

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friends getting together
  23. S

    Sash

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun theme night! Great service and food as usual!
  24. A

    Aisienne

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came from out of town for dessert. The hostess/server was a young tall blonde girl. Super accommodating, top notch. We were playing cards and having some family laughs. Would highly recommend for a gathering.
  25. BG

    BaysideGurl

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a table outside on a beautiful day that comfortably sat our party of 7. Waitress was friendly and gave great service. Everyone's meal was delicious, I had the swordfish and it was excellent. We were there to celebrate my father's 87th birthday and he like his food and dessert, which waitress nicely put candle and sang along with us. Nice selection of food to choose from, just a little pricey, for instance a lobster roll with french fries was $34.00, but then pretty much everywhere you eat is expensive and at least Beginnings the food and atmosphere was excellent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the coziness of the restaurant
  27. J

    Jonny

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Cool decor with classic books. Would return
  28. BG

    BarbieGirl

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wound up sittng outside. Did was Eveleth and so was the service! I will return.
  29. FH

    FHFoodie

    New York Area

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our current "go to" destination for a casual night out. Note: inside, the noise level is energetic; outside seating is available, and on a cool evening allows for a more relaxed situation for table conversation. As for the menu, it never disappoints with an extensive selection of comfort food reimagined with creative flair. Yum!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good menu. Waiting too long for seating. Waiting too long for the food. The food was good.
  31. L

    Linda4dinner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    our waitress was very nice and experienced.
  32. F

    Fran

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beginnings is a neighborhood gem. We love the eclectic menu. The food servicers are excellent. Kudos to the bus boy Steven, who does an excellent job clearing the table and filing our glasses with water!!
  33. m

    matthews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time, good food reasonable priced great atmosphere
  34. F

    Foodie2

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a delicious lobster roll with fries Sat outside in a lovely booth Only complaint is the bench seat needs a cushion
  35. PL

    PhillipL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from valet parking, food, service and people,
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service amazing food! Apps and main came Out quick and delicious! Love the ambiance and great date night spot! Would highly recommend!! Love it here!!
  37. s

    sunnyhunny

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Our server Gianna was very attentive. It’s a bit noisy so it was a little difficult to converse but overall an excellent dining experience!
  38. RF

    ReneeF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food/drinks! Always consistent!! Service is great and the owner is so friendly! Themed dinners are my favorite!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing menu, so much to choose from with lots of variety. Everything was delicious. What stood out the most was the amazing staff! Not just the servers at our table, but if you sit back and watch, it is a well oiled machine and the respect that the staff has for the establishment and management speaks volumes.
  40. B

    Becca

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as usual!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Beginnings offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 239-7483.

Beginnings is rated 4.7 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Beginnings

1986 Park Street, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broome

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach, New York

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch/Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 2:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Onsite valet and street parking are both available.

  • Public transit

    MTA N33 bus stops on our corner. We are also a 5 minute cab ride from the Long Beach and Lawrence LIRR stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Bryer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (516) 239-7483

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event. Call the restaurant and ask for Ben, who can help you customize your menu to your tastes.

  • Private party facilities

    We ask for a 50 person confirmation to close the restaurant for private events.

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